Four Seasons Resort Lanai

The Hawaiian island of Lanai is home to the newly renovated Four Seasons Resort Lanai, owned by Oracle founder Larry Ellison. Guests will be swept away by the hotel’s luxurious amenities, including well-appointed suites and facilities, high-end restaurants, luxury spas, retail stores, and an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course.

The resort’s lobby showcases a modern Nepalese
and Hawaiian aesthetic.

Four Seasons Resort Lanai offers signature dining
experiences such as ONE FORTY.

The lagoon-style pool features cascading waterfalls
and lava rock grottos that echo Lanai’s dramatic



Overlooking Hulopoe Beach, the luxurious Four Seasons Resort Lanai offers panoramic scenes of Hawaii’s crystalline waters along with the serenity of island life. Formerly known as the Four Seasons at Manele Bay, the newly redesigned resort is sure to take your breath away.

The new vacation spot features 217 guestrooms, 51 suites, a three-story lobby, an alluring spa, luxury retail boutiques, multiple dining experiences such as the signature ONE FORTY, NOBU LANAI, VIEWS at Manele Golf and Sports Bar, and the oceanside Jack Nicklaus Manele Golf Course.    

The guest arrival experience is enhanced by a new driveway and porte-cochere leading to the main lobby. Inspired by Hawaii’s diverse topographical influences, the interior renovations showcase teak and zebrawood walls along with a modern Hawaiian aesthetic. Vibrant botanical gardens and waterways reveal an intimate enclave, with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean serving as the backdrop. The lagoon-style pool features cascading waterfalls and lava rock grottos that echo Lanai’s dramatic cliffs. 


Encompassing only 140 square miles, and with a population of approximately 3,100 residents, Lanai is the smallest inhabited island among the eight Hawaiian Islands. The remoteness of the location created complications for the project team, as all manpower was housed on the island, while equipment and materials were barged weekly to Lanai. Accessing materials required a tremendous amount of coordination from shipping and receiving, to acquiring project materials on-time with barges only sailing twice a week. “Lanai is a remote island with limited resources, so accommodating the manpower required for the project has been challenging,” said Arlan Chun, senior vice president of development and construction for Pulama Lanai. “Getting all construction materials to Lanai has also proven challenging because items must be initially sent to Honolulu before being routed to the island.”

With an accelerated completion date, the project required an increased workforce to sustain the pace and keep the job on track. The team originally forecast a maximum of approximately 300 workers, who would be housed at the Four Seasons Lanai Lodge at Koele. In actuality, the number peaked at more than 500 trade workers and support staff in order to meet an accelerated schedule.  

While logistics and the scale of the project have been complex, the expertise and cooperation of the multiple parties involved has produced a resort that truly offers a unique experience for visitors to Lanai. Architectural Digest recently named the Four Seasons Resort Lanai one of the “Best New Beach Resorts around the World,” combining a one-of-a-kind design with picture-perfect beach scenes. ​​​​

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